It is now the final week of The War Poppy Collection Exhibition at The National Memorial Arboretum.
I would like to say a massive thank you to all of you for making it such a success over the last four months and for all the lovely emails and messages I have received.
It has been huge honour to have my paintings on display at the UK's centre of remembrance and thank you to everyone who has helped facilitate them being in such a beautifully peaceful and reflective setting. I would like to say a special thank you to the volunteers who have been so helpful and informative when answering questions about my artwork in my absence.
As many of you know the first painting in The War Poppy Collection was inspired by and painted as a tribute to my friend Royal Marine Neil Dunstan who was tragically killed in 2008 whilst serving in Afghanistan.
All of my great grandfathers served during WW1 and my grandfathers during WW2.
It breaks my heart that my Grandad Jack (RA, RS) and my Grandpa Les (RN) are no longer with me as I know how extremely proud they would be and I promise that for as long as I can, I will dedicate my life to keeping remembrance in the forefront of people's minds through my painting and use it to help support Armed Forces charities.
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